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Charlestown Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 536 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 3 ratings

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Posted April 2, 2014

needs new bathroom help good food some what good staff less money for food and concestion stand free food for every one


Posted December 5, 2011

Charlestown Middle School is a great school for children to learn and express there selves in drama club, to make music in band, to make beautiful voices in choir, to help children to find there career that they want to be in Career Ed class and so much more. Charlestown has the great 1:1 laptop program; the laptop program has helped the children learn and raise there Acuity and Istep scores.


Posted March 10, 2011

There is good and bad points to this school. First the good, my daughter is really learning and genuinely likes this school. There are honors math and Language arts classes. Lots of sports to choose from. There is a PTO involved. Bad - There has been drinking going on at the school, as well as bullying. My daughter is subjected to curse words constantly and many of these kids still seem uneducated with their grammer. Test scores have been low.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2011

This school should change their team name to "Nazis". Last year at my kid's basketball game, the Charlestown parents, players and coaches did a cheer where one side of the court would stand, raise their left arm straight out and yell "Seig", the other side would respond the same way and yell "Heil". I couldn't believe it. This is a salute the Nazis did during WWII!!!! Plus, half the crowd looked like skinheads. I was shocked that nobody else realized what had happened. I'm amazed that the administration of this school would allow/condone this behavior!!!


Posted October 3, 2008

Most kids behave well, and have a good GPA.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 3, 2008

My child attends this school and he loves it. The Teachers are great. His Math and Science Teachers are wonderful. The Science Teacher is great about keeping Parents posted aout what goes in his class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2005

My granddaughter started CMS after years in a neighboring school district. Her attendance, grades, and attitude have done nearly a 180 degree turn. She looks forward to going to school daily she speaks highly of teachers and fellow students. Thank you CMS staff!
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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72%

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79%

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74%

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60%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

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83%

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78%

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61%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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59%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
38%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 74% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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70%

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72%

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55%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%

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72%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
59%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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50%

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53%

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50%

2010

 
 
44%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 76% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 70% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

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55%
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25%
of schools in the state are Above average

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1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISTEP and End of Course Assessment results.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 80% 72%
Hispanic 12% 10%
Multiracial 5% 4%
Black 2% 12%
American Indian 0% 0%
Asian 0% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 56%N/A46%
Special education 15%N/A14%
English learners 5%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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8804 High Jackson Road
Charlestown, IN 47111
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Phone: (812) 256-6363

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